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Forum: 3D Design
 Topic: Best way to apply vibrant colors to Full Color Sandstone
Best way to apply vibrant colors to Full Color Sandstone [message #94634] Thu, 24 July 2014 00:18 UTC
avatar BrettWoodard  is currently offline BrettWoodard
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Registered: March 2012
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I have been printing some models in Full Color Sandstone (FCS) and have a couple of questions about the best file format to export the models. I am from a computer aided design background, currently working with ViaCad9 and have no experience with UV color maps. To apply color, I have been setting the color of individual parts that make up the model and exporting using VRML2 (.WRL) format. Similar to the Radioactive Barrel posted below.


Assuming that I am not interested in more complex coloring (like gradients), are there any advantages to importing the model into other programs and creating UV color maps?

Sometimes, I feel like the colors I print do not always seem as vibrant as some of the colors done by other modelers on Shapeways and I was wondering if it was related to not using color maps.

I am willing to learn UV mapping, just not sure if it is a good idea for simple color schemes of parts. Appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.


Forum: 3D Printing
 Topic: How to remove incompatible material?
How to remove incompatible material? [message #94635] Thu, 24 July 2014 01:28 UTC
avatar nateowens  is currently offline nateowens
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Registered: August 2012
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My model "Doxie: Cute Pup" at odelId=675137&materialId=62
Apparently can be printed in any material other than Ceramic (due to thickness issues)

There seems to be no way to remove ceramic from the list of available materials for this model

How would I remove the ceramics category for this model?

Nate Owens
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Re: How to remove incompatible material? [message #94636 is a reply to message #94635 ] Thu, 24 July 2014 02:40 UTC
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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Ceramic may be an option for YOU from your signon, but it is not an option for the buying public.
Try logging out and see if you still see Ceramic.. I do not.

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